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Punishment by death for apostasy from Islam is firmly rooted in Islam's foundational texts -- both the Koran (verses such as 2:217, 4:89,

Pickthall translation 4:89  They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,

and their classical exegesis by renowned Koranic commentators such as Qurtubi, Baydawi, Ibn Kathir, and Suyuti) and the hadith (i.e., collections of the putative words and deeds of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, as compiled by pious Muslim transmitters), as well as the sacred Islamic Law (the Shari'a). For example, Muhammad is reported to have said "Kill him who changes his religion," in hadith collections of both Bukhari and Abu Dawud. There is also a consensus by all four schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (i.e., Maliki, Hanbali,  Hanafi, and Shafi'i), as well as Shi'ite jurists, that apostates from Islam must be put to death. Averroes (d. 1198), the renowned philosopher and scholar of the natural sciences, who was also an important Maliki jurist, provided this typical Muslim legal opinion on the punishment for apostasy:

"An apostate...is to be executed by agreement in the case of a man, because of the words of the Prophet, ‘Slay those who change their din [religion]'...Asking the apostate to repent was stipulated as a condition...prior to his execution."

The contemporary (i.e., 1991) Al-Azhar (Cairo) Islamic Research Academy endorsed manual of Islamic Law, 'Umdat al-Salik (pp. 595-96) states:


 

"Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst.... When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostasizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. In such a case, it is obligatory...to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed."


 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/09/apostasy_and_the_islamic_natio.html

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/apostasy.aspx

http://islamicsupremacism.com/Islamic_Supremacism/A_Classic_Jurist_From_Each_of_the_5_Schools_files/Averroes%20.pdf

 

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Ex-Muslim interrupts Anne Marie Waters

Country: 
India
News Date: 
08/09/2017
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“Those who oppose, question or do not accept the Sharia or Islam, we will explain these things to them also. If they still are not convinced, then they will be ex-communicated from the religion and not be considered as Muslims.”

Comparable declarations saying that jihad terrorists will be excommunicated and not be considered Muslims have been rare, at best.

Note also the implications of this for Islamic reformers, and for Islamic apologists in the U.S. who insist that Sharia stonings and amputations, misogyny, and oppression of non-Muslims have nothing to do with Islam.

ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/11/2016
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A family have been forced to flee their home under armed police guard amid fears for their safety after suffering what they say is eight years of persecution for converting from Islam to Christianity. Calendar first told of father-of-six Nissar Hussain's story over a year ago when he was beaten up in an attack outside his Bradford home which left him with two broken bones. Today police proved an armed escort as the family collected their belongings from the house. The Hussain's say police have told them there was a credible threat to their lives. Jon Hill reports.

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Pfanderfilms has chosen to put this video up in order to show what can happen to apostates from Islam down at Speaker's Corner, here in London. Last Sunday (four days after Khalid Masood killed 4 innocent people just a few miles away from Speaker's Corner, using his car and a knife), Christopher, a convert from Islam to Christianity, was shoved and pushed off of his ladder because he challenged the authority of Allah and of Muhammad while standing on the ladder. Speaker's Corner is one of the last places on earth where we can say these things freely.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
14/07/2017
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To not believe in God in Pakistan is to put your life on the line - the anonymous diaries of atheists in a country where to not believe is becoming more and more dangerous. What is changing in Pakistan society and politics which means that to call yourself an atheist can lead to torture and in some cases death?

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Here are the self-described "Moderate Muslims" at a conference here in this country. Find out what they believe about the Quran commanding death to homosexuals, stoning for adultery and executing anyone who tries to leave Islam. Now watch it again and take a good look at how many children are in the audience, THIS is how they become radicalized !

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
29/11/2017
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Muslims who leave the faith often face abuse and violence - but a grassroots group that's touring American colleges is trying to help.

A few snippets of stories told by ex-Muslims at a meeting with Anne Marie Waters.

 

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This man has to wear a bullet-proof vest because he is a critic of Islam.

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